Students showcased a variety of talent that they had worked hard to perfect over the school term.
The pupils from Frederick Gent School. South Normanton, kicked off the two-night show with a varied set list from A Christmas Medley, performed by two of the Year 10 BTEC students. to For Good from the hit musical Wicked, performed by the Year 11 dance BTEC students.
Also contributing to the line-up of the first half was the Year 11 BTEC students who chose songs with a colour in the title as a tribute to the first night’s chosen charity Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
The lower school added performances from the extra-curricular dance clubs and the school choir.
The second half of the night showed off the Year 10 acting as they performed the lead roles in the pantomime Babes in the Wood with the MAD cast helping out with the musical numbers. The following night’s performance was in aid of another charity, Youth Music. This charity helps ill children with the power of music.
The Year 11 BTEC students rang the changes by performing a set list entitled ‘music through the ages’ which began at the 1960s through to present day. The dancing was again expertly performed to songs such as One Direction’s Best Song Ever, choreographed by Alex Scruton and Glee’s True Colours, choreographed by Cassie Barrett.
The pantomime, directed by Charlotte Bond, was again performed extremely well with the villain being booed and the stars of the show played by Katie Rowe and Chloe Marshall getting the audience’s sympathy.
Both nights were topped off with It’s All About You by McFly, led by four of the year 11 BTEC students.
The production was led by Jo Petch, Ross Donaldson, Charlotte Petch and many supporting staff.